First three L.A. Guns (feat. Riley and Nickels) singles were songs brought in by bassist Kelly Nickels
L.A. Guns (feat. Riley and Nickels) drummer Steve Riley was recently interviewed by Anne Erickson for Audio Ink Radio. Riley‘s version of L.A. Guns will be releasing a new studio album titled Renegades via Golden Robot Records on November 13, 2020.
In terms of the group’s latest single “Renegades”, Riley indicated: “Well, I’ve got to tell you, we all brought in songs for the album, and the first three singles that were released, “Crawl,” “Well Oiled Machine” and “Renegades,” those were songs that Kelly Nickels brought in. He’s just a great writer. I think everybody knows, he wrote some of our bigger hits. He brought those three in, and they just happened to be the ones that we all agreed on that were good for the first three singles. “Renegades” was a song he brought in, and he finished it up with the band. That’s why we all get writing credits on it. But, we also finished it up in the studio. Kurt wrote the lyrics over that, and it’s sort of like a romantic rocker, you know. That’s how could describes it. It’s one of those songs that kind of describes us and Kelly and being on the road and being on a motorcycle and just being free and driving or riding around and thinking about your personal life. But, it’s just one of those romantic rockers that has a great push on it, and we’re just so happy with the way that turned out.”
With respect to the nice response that the song “Renegades” has generated and how that probably feels good, Riley stated: “Oh, it does, because the whole way of gauging how an album is doing now is on how many spins you’re getting on Spotify and all of those sites. The first two singles, “Crawling” and “Well Oiled Machine,” have well over 160,000 and 170,000 spins, just on Spotify. I think renegades has been out for about a couple of weeks now, and it’s already got 50,000 to 60,000 spins. So, it’s being really accepted. All of the singles have been, and we’re just pleased with that and everybody digging it. There are some people that don’t dig it, and we understand, but a lot of people, they’re really loving it, and we’re really happy about that.”
In regard to when we can expect the album Renegades to be released, Riley revealed: “What’s going to happen, is we are going to — we’re taking advantage of what’s happening right now by having the album done and giving the fans a little bit at a time. We’re going to have a pre-order for the album on September 30th. It’ll be up on all our sites, and it’ll be a pre-order, but the actual album is going to be coming out on Friday the 13th – November, Friday the 13th. What we’re going to do is we’re going to release another single that Monday– I think it’s the sixth or the seventh. What we’re going to do is whoever orders the single and the album together, they’re going to get the single for nothing. Then, the album will fully be out on November 13th – Friday the 13th. So, we look forward to that, because the album is really, really deep. It’s got a lot of great material on it, and we just can’t wait for everybody to hear the whole thing now.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Steve Riley by Anne Erickson at Audio Ink Radio‘s website.
L.A. Guns (feat. Riley and Nickels)’ “Renegades” single: